Institutional strategies for improving student retention in Latin American higher education

Presentation Date: 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Institute for Innovation in Brazilian and Ecuadorian Higher Education, LASPAU-Affiliated with Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Presentation Slides: 

Improving student success is one of the most pressing issues in higher education across the world. Too often, despite succeed in secondary classrooms, students are entering college underprepared to engage in the rigors of undergraduate study, which results in a number of consequences for institutions. High drop out, failure, and withdrawal rates limit students’ abilities to take full advantage of their college experience and reach their highest potential. Failing to intervene in the success problem has substantial cost implications for institutions, instructors, and societies within which an educated workforce is key to prosperity. Faculty, in particular, expend precious resources on a revolving door of students who lack the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the college classroom. After completing this workshop, participants will be able to draw on a framework for addressing college readiness using specific, research-based interventions.